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What a lovely experience, we had a great tour guide, I think his name was Barry so informative... read more

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Crayford, United Kingdom
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Excellent Day Out.

We went on the Adnams Brewery tour with Barry as our guide. He was friendly, engaging and super... read more

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Jo H
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For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are in for a treat! Tour tickets are only £20 per person (over 18s only) which includes a tutored tasting and a little something to take home. The distillery contains all the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely experience, we had a great tour guide, I think his name was Barry so informative without going into too much technical detail, he pitched the tour just right. We did the brewery tour it was really interesting, as was the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the Adnams Brewery tour with Barry as our guide. He was friendly, engaging and super knowledgeable. When at the end, he said it was his 2nd ever tour, the whole group were shocked. He was brilliant and should be commended. The tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jo H
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited Southwold to do the distillery tour. Having done other trips around the country I always look forward to hearing and seeing the manufacturing process. The tour, albeit on a Sunday, lacked anyone working in the manufacturing side so we relied heavily on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Really well organised tour and shop. Lots of Christmas ideas and super friendly and knowledgeable staff. A must visit if you’re in Southwold.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

We had the gin making experience as a big birthday present, and what an experience it was. You also get a tour, and our host was so knowledgeable, there was lots of fascinating information. The gin making experience was great fun, and we're looking forward...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great fun, very informative and entertaining. It was just the trick for a cold and wet day in Southwold. I’m sure Mandy was trying to get us drunk....

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Nicky was our tour guide around the distillery on Friday. She knows everything you could ever want to know about Adnams! Her love of the company and her colleagues (each one we passed greeted by name) shone through every titbit of info she shared. She...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

We had great fun making our own gin, the experience lasted 2.5 hours. After learning the process, then having fun mixing our own recipe and labelling our own bottles we then had a tasting session in the cellar. Great afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The 20 cost is really high when compared with,other brewery tours so my non drinking wife gave it a miss. To many Adnams Broadside is get first one has ever heard about the place so as a beer pilgrim this should be a must do....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c n
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here last Saturday. Unbeknown to us, this is when they’re not actually brewing, so we’ve weren’t able to see much of the beer making process, which we feel that either they shouldn’t take bookings for, or should be easily spotted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Maggie N
Newmarket - travelling from Stansted (2 Replies)
Hi, we're coming to Newmarket in August for the Adnams Racenight/Keane Gig. We're flying into Stansted and rather than train hopping etc. were going to book a car to collect us at the airport and take us direct to our Hotel (we're coming down the day before the meeting). Has anyone used any of the "premier" car hire firms who work between Stansted and Newmarket. Any help before I book would be great. Thanks.
May 10, 2013|
Response fromMaggie N|
Thank you so much, will give them a phone tomorrow and will let u know how I get on.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Food and Drink festival Christchurch Park (4 Replies)
Food and Drink festival held in the park from 10:30am until 4:30pm Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. Plenty to do although i will be at the Adnams tent all day!
May 20, 2010|
Response fromWansteader|
Looks interesting! I'll probably take a look on Sunday afternoon. The weather promises to be good so it could be a grand day out.